Turquoise R050554

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Name: Turquoise
RRUFF ID: R050554
Ideal Chemistry: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Locality: Bishop mine, Lynch Station, Campbell County, Virginia, USA
Source: Dave Bunk Minerals [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Group of blue bladed crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ turquoise (9) ]
Quick search: [ All Turquoise samples (3) ]
RRUFF ID: R050554.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: (Cu0.97Zn0.02Ca0.01)Σ=1Al6.00(P1.00O4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R050554
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R050554.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R050554.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 7.4157(9)Å    b: 7.6381(5)Å    c: 9.898(1)Å
alpha: 68.486(6)°    beta: 69.59(1)°    gamma: 65.143(8)°   Volume: 460.48(5)Å3    Crystal System: triclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Turquoise

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Erd R C, Foster M D, Proctor P D (1953) Faustite, a new mineral, the zinc analogue of turquois, American Mineralogist, 38, 964-972   [view file]

Fleischer M (1961) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 46, 1513-1520   [view file]

Cid-Dresdner H (1965) Determination and refinement of the crystal structure of turquois, CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 121, 87-113   [view file]

International Mineralogical Association (1967) Commission on new minerals and mineral names, Mineralogical Magazine, 36, 131-136   [view file]

Guthrie GD, Bish DL (1991) Refinement of the turquoise structure and determination of the hydrogen positions., Geological Society of America, Abstracts Annual Meetings, 23, issue 5 A158   [view file]

Foord E E, Taggart J E (1998) A reexamination of the turquoise group: the mineral aheylite, planerite (redefined), turquoise and coeruleolactite, Mineralogical Magazine, 62, 93-111   [view file]

Kolitsch U, Giester G (2000) The crystal structure of faustite and its copper analogue turquoise, Mineralogical Magazine, 64, 905-913   [view file]

Abdu Y A, Hull S K, Fayek M, Hawthorne F C (2011) The turquoise-chalcosiderite Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O solid-solution series: A Mössbauer spectroscopy, XRD, EMPA, and FTIR study, American Mineralogist, 96, 1433-1442   [view file]

Rossi M, Rizzi R, Vergara A, Capitelli F, Altomare A, Bellatreccia F, Saviano M, Ghiara R M (2017) Compositional variation of turquoise-group minerals from the historical collection of the Real Museo Mineralogico of the University of Naples, Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1405-1429

Queffelec A, Fouéré P, Paris C, Stouvenot C, Bellot-Gurlet L (2018) Local production and long-distance procurement of beads and pendants with high mineralogical diversity in an early Saladoid settlement of Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 21, 275-288